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Passionate about Learning (PaL) is about you and I. My name is Nellie (Muller) Deutsch. I am passionate about learning and consider myself a lifelong learner. I have a Doctor of Education in educational leadership specializing in curriculum and instruction and an MA in education specializing in curriculum and technology. I researched instructor experiences with implementing technology in blended learning courses in higher education around the world for my doctoral dissertation. For my MA, I conducted an Action Research Project (ARP) on ESL/EFL Students Lack the Skills to Cope with Reading Comprehension.... The dissertation is available on ProQuest.
I have been teaching English as a foreign language for over 30 years. I have been integrating technology into the ESL/EFL classroom since the 1990s. I have been involved in international collaborative projects and WebQuests. I facilitate online and face-to-face workshops on how to use Wikieducator as a collaborative tool for instruction and learning. I also moderate live online workshops on WiZiQ. In addition I conduct online workshops on storytelling and cultures, integration of technology and web 2.0 tools and Moodle Workshops as well as blended online learning courses via WiZiQ and Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) at IT4ALL Moodle.
I am interested in various topics such as Art & Design and Jewelry, Mindfulness Practice, Research, and Healthy Living. I am involved in Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), a non-profit organization where I create, coordinate, facilitate online workshops with a team of educators on Moodle for Teachers (M4T), WebQuests, e-Portfolio and Learning English Online (LEO). IT4ALL also has a social network called IT4ALL Global Exchange (GE) where I administrator and coordinate the social network with a team of educators and technical experts. In addition, I am the co-admin of a mediawiki called IT4ALL Wiki where educators collaborate and share their work. I also present at live online events on Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) Talks, LEO, WebQuests, Storytelling, Electronic Portfolios, Mindfulness practice, and Moodle for Teachers (M4T). In addition, I help conduct and co-ordinate live online and face-to-face conferences such as Connecting Online annual webconference on WiZiQ (CO09, CO10, CO11) and Moodlemoots (Moodlemoot 2011, Cancun, Mexico
In my spare time, I mentor educators on how to integrate web 2.0 tools for instruction and learning. I would like to see e-learning available and free worldwide.I believe in free learning and promote free e-learning through various synchronous and asynchronous environments. You are invited to view my online learning and teaching environments:
I'm a librarian at the University of Manchester and I'm researching foreign language learning in SL and its implications for resource provision in academic libraries. I am doing this work as an Arcadia Fellow at Cambridge University Library. I would like to interview people who are actively involved in foreign language learning in SL (both students and teachers) and, preferably, who also have experience of using academic libraries as part of their foreign language learning. However, I would still like to hear from you even if you only fit into one of these two target groups. I imagine the interview won't be longer than approx. 30 min. I would be very grateful if you would be willing to participate. The interviews will take place in SL (or via Skype) over the next 3 weeks (until early June). Please send me a message and we can arrange a convenient date and time. You are very welcome to pass this message on to relevant colleagues. Many thanks!